About Us

SURF is a group created by and consisting of students in the University of Florida’s Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program

Current SURF Officers:

President: Allison Durland Donahou

Vice-President: Katie Zarada

Treasurer: Claudia Friess

Secretary: Natalie Simon

Immediate Past President: Bryan Matthias

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Rob Ahrens

Mission: To support the graduate students in the Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  SURF accomplishes this goal by promoting interaction among graduate students, and facilitating communication between students and faculty.  This organization acts as a voice for the graduate students at both the Department and University levels, and provides and promotes professional development.  These goals shall be achieved through monthly meetings, annual symposia, mentoring new students, social activities, and encouragement of participation in professional societies.  *This organization shall be not for profit or non-commercial in nature.

This organization, including all of its members, will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, nationality, disability, or sexual orientation.

This organization shall conform to the regulations prescribed by the Student Guide, Student Activities Center Handbook (http://www.union.ufl.edu/sac/handbook), and other laws and rules governing the University of Florida and its students. *Hazing is, by all means, prohibited.

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